Things to See and Do
Near Taggerty, Victoria, Australia
Nestled in the foothills of Melbourne`s closest Alpine Mountains, the area around BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park provides many opportunities to get close to nature. As well as enjoying the great food, wine and scenery, the locals are always friendly and ready with a big hello. From markets to meandering rivers and all within a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. You can choose to do nothing at all or a lot, the choice is yours. And that is the charm of the area around Taggerty.
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
Cathedral Range State Park
The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven kilometer ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. A variety of walking tracks ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging offer the opportunity to explore the park’s main features and climb the peaks to enjoy views of the forests and farmland in the valley below. Rock climbing and fishing are other popular activities that can be enjoyed in this park.
Lake Eildon is a great place for a relaxing holiday, away from the pressures of city living. There is easy access to three national parks and fishing is popular all year round. Lake Eildon is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Each season has its own attractions and contrary to expectations has a very temperate climate.
In the White Season, the resort is a winter wonderland weaving its magic for everyone with cross country(nordic) ski trails, exhilarating toboggan and tube runs, thrilling flying fox and laser skirmish, snow play shenanigans, snow shoeing. Once the snow melts, Green Season fun takes over with opportunities aplenty for some great mountain biking and road cycling, bushwalking, family picnics and some stunning scenic lookouts to explore. Only a 40 minute trip from BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park, this winter wonderland is a must see while staying with us.
Nestled in the foothills of Melbourne’s closest alpine resort are the villages of Marysville, Buxton, Taggerty and Narbethong. Located only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne in the picturesque Yarra Valley, Marysville and surrounds is an ideal destination for lovers of nature and the outdoors. The choices are plentiful, each allowing new memories to be made and new adventures to be shared. A place to leave you feeling connected to the natural surrounds, the people and one another. Whether it be visiting the old school lolly shop or the bakery, sitting by the river or attending the market or Stevenson falls, its a perfect day trip and only 15 minute drive from BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park.
Alexandra is located near the Goulburn River between Yea and Eildon. The town centre of Alexandra, which is built along the attractive boulevard of Grant Street, features a number of historical buildings that have been preserved and date back to the 1850s when gold was discovered and mined in the area. Today, the town is an important commercial hub for the surrounding villages including Yarck, Acheron, Taggerty and Thornton, offering a selection of shopping facilities.
Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum
Located at the old railway station and staffed by heritage enthusiasts, the Alexandra timber tramway and museum was formed in 1985 and has built up an impressive collection of narrow gauge steam, diesel and petrol locomotives and assorted rolling stock. It is opened on the second and fourth Sundays of each month and most public holidays from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm
A visit to Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm is a great fun day out for the whole family. Young kids through to the grandparents can all be thrilled by hooking onto one of the Rainbow Trout or Atlantic Salmon in our picturesque natural bush setting. While you are here, why not sample our famous Mountain Ash Smoked Trout, pate and premium hand-milked caviar, have a BBQ with the kids, just feed the fish, and relax. Come and see staff at reception BIG4 to receive your VIP entry for Buxton trout and salmon farm or even take advantage of the catch and cook deal thru Buxton trout farm and Buxton pub.
Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia's most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. Healesville Sanctuary is located on Badger Creek Road in Healesville. Open every day 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Buxton Ridge Vineyard
The Buxton Ridge Vineyard was established at the foot hills of the beautiful Cathedral ranges in 1996 with a philosophy of producing the best possible wine: 88 Seal Rock Road, Buxton Cellar door is open from 11.00am weekends. Other times please call Michael on 0428 517 147.
Buxton Mountain Bike Park
Buxton Mountain Bike Park is situated within the Black Range State forest, approximately 11km south of Taggerty. There is approximately 20km of purpose built mountain bike single track in the park that can be ridden in a number of different length loops. The trails are ridden in one direction and are signed accordingly. The trails are characterised by gentle climbs and fast flowing descents. When ridden with care, the majority of trails are suitable for riders of all abilities, but when ridden faster, the tracks are more challenging. Trails at Buxton range from Easy to Very Difficult. Buxton MTB Park is now CLOSED FOR WINTER. Re-opening Saturday 19th September 2015